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Sony Delivering 3D-Enabled HDTVs To Market This Summer

We know 3D gaming is coming but it may be available to many sooner than initially expected.

The PlayStation 3 is fully capable of delivering the 3D experience already but we still need the TV to go along with it. Late last year, we heard Sony would be delivering 3D-compatible HD Bravias to stores towards the end of 2010, but it seems we should be seeing them earlier. According to Now Gamer, Sony has revealed that Sony's LX900 3D HDTVs will go on sale this summer; they'll range from 40 to 60 inches and boast full 1080p resolution. Apparently, stereoscopic 3D is all the rage at this year's Consumer Electronics Show and Sony wants to reassert their claim as the only company fully prepared for this technological leap. As CEO Howard Stringer said, "Sony is the only company fully immersed in every link of the 3D value chain." Ah, but the question is, how much will these new 3D-enabled TVs cost? HDTVs have certainly come way down in price over the past decade but they're not exactly cheap even today, so if you wanted a big-ass 60" 1080p 3D HDTV, that might cost you a pretty penny. But won't it be worth it to become absorbed in games as you never have before?

Other TVs will undoubtedly boast this compatibility in the future as well; heck, some already do. Remember, last year's report was that 40 million gamers will have 3D HDTVs in their homes by 2012...which means you'll probably cave eventually!

1/7/2010 10:37:33 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (83 posts)

NightHawk17
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 10:50:23 AM
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Sad thing is we will cave:( But early adopters gotta think about how soon the prices will drop and tech will improve

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 10:53:54 AM

Personally I don't think that the active shutter technology is the way to go.

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IronFace2
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:40:42 PM

I think thats the best way to go...

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Imagi
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 11:22:36 AM

I am at CES at the moment it is 3D tv crazy here, I have had chance to try out many makes and models, active shutter glasses is something that I will be avoiding, they are still not comfortable for prolonged viewing and I hate the transparent feel you get with some of the 3D objects, when allot of movement/action is happening it just disappoints, more of a novelty feel to it than a usable technology.

I am holding out for the polarised technology, though maybe a few years to go till they become cheaper, the few devices that are here at the show that use it make for far more comfortable and impressive viewing.

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WolfCrimson
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 10:53:01 AM
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Me? Cave eventually? Hah! *goes playing MW2*

Disclaimer of joke: I don't have MW2.

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 10:53:23 AM
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They better have a solution for those of us that wear glasses with corrective lenses, otherwise this will be an exclusive, rather than an inclusive party.

I still hope that Sony moves on from the active shutter technology to the polarization technology that you see in cinema 3D presentations now, it's a better technology for consumers because the shutters have to retain their synchronization. If they do not, it can be a poor (or worse) experience. The polarization of interlaced lines allows 3D without the flicker, plus the glasses required are passive and would easily work with existing corrective lenses worn by consumers.

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jaybiv
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:21:33 AM

Highlander, I really appreciate you tech knowledge. I learn something new from you on nearly every post.

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:04:50 PM

The glasses would be alot cheaper as well. I'm with you, especially considering that the room for improvement is greater with Polarization technology, as well as the fact that there are less hurdles to overcome for Polarization than for Shutter technology.

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:58:51 PM

The active shutter tech seems like an interim solution while something else that is better is developed. Using polarized glasses is a much more passive solution which I think will work better. I also think that polarized glasses will be cheaper to manufacture than the active shutter ones, and because they are passive and require no synchronization they will be more reliable.

I guess we have to start somewhere though.

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JMO_INDY
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 10:57:17 AM
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Who's to say I already haven't caved? No but seriously, some of the TVs SONY is showing off this year at CES are sick! I saw that 60 incher Ben was talking about and it is pretty badass, I think somewhere in the $3000 price range if I'm not mistaken. I also want that new SONY Dash (Tablet) they were showing, it's not exactly a tablet as it can't be portable, but it is for the bedroom or the office or the kitchen, and is pretty nice to have, and it's around $200, It is Wi-Fi enabled and has all the essentials like the weather, Internet RAdio, MP3, YouTube, and all the Chumby Apps with SONY Music and other SONY companies coming into play later in the future for more content. Another interesting story was them expanding the PSN to other devices like Calculator Watches (I'm serious), SONY Bravias, BluRay players,and other SONY devices, and this basically means the movies, music, T.V. Shows, and quite possibly even the comics, that should fill you in for now.

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Alienange
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:01:27 AM
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Ok Sony, good luck with that.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:51:43 AM

Your giving ________ a run for his money in most negitive posts.

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___________
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 7:29:39 AM

ha!
good luck with that.

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DGo8
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:16:15 AM
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Hmm ok we all wanna know prices ?

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IronFace2
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:32:27 AM
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Everything will be in such detail... cant wait.
A bit worried about the price tag... but I think it could be arround 1000$ for a 60" 1080p

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Alienange
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:43:32 AM

Haha! Yeah sure. Not even Sony employees will get that price.

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Silent_J
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:17:13 PM

has to be more than $2000.00.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:27:07 PM

I dont know of a 60" under $1000 currently on the market. Im sure there is but definitiely not from Sony. Gotta be more expensive.

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IronFace2
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:37:01 PM

I did a quick search and found that a new Sony HDTV 60" costs about 1500$
So this one could be more than 2000$
I was wrong...

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Zapix
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:17:58 PM

The NX800 60" which doesn't come with the emitter and glasses is about $4500... The 46" of the same model is $2800... AFAIK, not all of the new TVs they are putting out are 3D Ready. Several of the new models are available and priced at sonystyle since last night.

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___________
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 7:31:37 AM

its going to be decades till 60 inch TVs hit 1K.
just a 40 inch 3D TV when they release will set you back 2K.
a standard LCD 50 inch costs around 3K depending on the manufacturer.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:50:45 AM
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I'm planning on buying a new TV once the wife and I move into a house. It will probably be one of these.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 8:48:15 PM

So, you got thumbs down for a fairly innocent remark.

Someone is either against...
1. planning
2. buying a tv
3. having a wife
4. moving into a house

Wonder which one it is. We may never know.

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mousekiks
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:24:14 AM

this post made my night...thank you =)

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:57:32 AM
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Prices and quality will improve as more companies enter the 3D Home Entertainment market. As it stands right now, the glasses for most 3D home theater technology(mainly the LC shutter glasses) make it seem as if you are watching TV with sunglasses on. Yes, the 3D technology in the Theater is impressive, as is the price: about $10,000.00. I don't know how much it would cost to implement something like this in an average home setting, but I'm willing to bet that it would be more than $5000 for the projector, screen, and sound system.

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Qubex
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:02:39 PM
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I won't buy into this for about 5 years... I don't mind waiting :)

True 3D gaming for me will be on PS4, and by that time the technology would have matured, become cheaper... overall you get better quality without breaking the bank... 3D blu ray movies would also have become cheap.

I haven't built up any blu ray collection. Now I will wait for the 3D versions of Lord of The Rings, Hobbit, Avatar, Aliens etc etc... and get it once produced/released in 3D at a later stage :)

Q!

"i am home"

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RadioHeader
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:27:49 PM

Damn it, I hadn't realised that this means starting all over again with the movie collection.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:32:27 PM

Nice avatar Radioheader. Thomas Yorke Is king.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 3:06:18 PM

I assume movies that want 3d will have it on the bluray disk as an option.

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jlch777
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 5:33:12 PM

I am with you Qubex I am going to wait until the PS4 comes around.

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Superman915
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:02:44 PM
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i have a TV that goes up to 120 hz. thats as popped out as i like my watching, thank you.

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:06:30 PM

but just imagine playing a game like MW2(or killzone 2), getting shot, and having blood fly in your face, all 3D'ed up.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 8:49:50 PM

Then you got to worry about HIV though. No thank you.

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Superman915
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 9:11:51 PM

its fine if i can watch movies on blu ray and play games in 3d thanks to my PS3. But no way im rushing out to buy another Tv.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:04:59 PM
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Well after seeing avatar in 3d, I'm actually really looking forward to 3d tv's.

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:09:05 PM

Still haven't seen it yet. I might go this weekend with my cousin. BTW, what does BTN stand for? I keep thinking Big Ten whenever I see it.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:51:07 PM

Bootneck

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tlpn99
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:12:01 PM
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It's just the idea of those stupid glasses that that you have to wear. I wear glasses anyway and it is hard to wear 3D glasses over them so I wont be rushing out getting a new tv. I am more than happy with my 32" LG tv it does high def and thats good enough for me.
I may eventually got a 3D tv as that will probably be the norm on the market when and if my tv ever goes pear shaped.

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:13:37 PM

I agree. That's why I much prefer the concept of the polarization technology. Because it's passive, the glasses will be more flexible in construction. I could even see them providing clip on lenses for spectacle wearers.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:14:43 PM
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@highlander or whoever may know.

So im a little confused by this whole 3d t.v. thing. I understand how it works and what not but how are we watching movies like my bloody valentine in 3d and the final destination in 3d on our t.v.s at home if we dont have a 3d t.v. yet?

My roomate owns my bloody valentine in 3d has the glasses and everything and it works. Havnt seen the final destination yet. I'm just confused, because i thought you needed a 3d t.v. or is that just for gaming?

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:33:52 PM

I'm not sure. It may have to do with the TV being designed to support one specific type of 3D display technology.

Also, when talking about movies vs. games, it may have to do with the fact that movies always play from the same angle, you can't spin the camera like you can in a game. The new TV's will be able to diplay a 3D image for games, where action on-screen is unpredictable as compared to a movie.

Again, I'm not really sure. I just took a stab at it.

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:09:33 PM

There are three technologies for 3D right now, two are available for home use, one is only used in cinema for now.

In the home you have the colored lenses (red and blue) which filter the images allowing you to see 3D. The TV doesn't do anything special the picture has been processed during production, to be viewed through colored filter glasses and is recorded on the video tape or DVD that way. The disadvantage here is that the picture quality and color suffer.

The other in home 3D technology is the active shutter which requires the TV to have new video processing capabilities and the ability to display many more frames per second than most existing TVs. Of course the TV must also synchronize with the active shutter glasses.

The polarization technology for 3D viewing in cinema requires that the projector be able to process the 3D images, and polarize the image so that the polarized lenses in the glasses work by viewers can ensure that the image intended for each eye gets to the proper eye. For this to work in the home, the TV screen hardware must be able to polarize parts of the screen in the same manner.

Because the colored filter approach to 3D needs no additional technology in the home, it can be used with existing TVs. That's why you can buy 3D movies, and they come with those cardboard glasses with Red and Blue lenses. But it has disadvantages, and so is not the preferred route for up coming 3D services.

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:26:38 PM

Gotta add this, the polarization technology is available in home as well, but for whatever reason, (probably Sony leading the charge) active shutter seems to be getting an early start right now.

Personally, I will wait for the 3D TV services to start, and for the 3D HD video standard set by the BluRay folks to settle in. Then I should have no trouble finding an LCD HDTV that is 3D capable using polarization technology and works with the standard 3D signalling methods being used. I am hoping that the PS3 conforms to the BluRay 3D standard when rendering games in 3D. I'd hate for Sony to shoot themselves in the foot by forcing consumers to go with the Nvidia style active shutters for 3D gaming. As long as the 3D video standards (bluRay and broadcast) are independent of a specific screen technology, things should work out nicely.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 4:24:48 PM

Thank you for that answer!

Now on to the big question. What is your suggestion on getting? how long should i wait, and which technology in a whole will be the better entertainment package?

I dot think ill be able to afford anything right away, but im glad i didnt buy a new t.v. during Christmas because I am really excited about the potential of 3d t.v.s and gaming!

I guess i jsut want to know what will provide a great experience.

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Buckeyestar
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:47:44 PM
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Why do we need 3DTVs? I watched a 3D movie in my home around 25 years ago, we picked up the glasses at a local convenience store so we could watch the broadcast. There's no reason we can't get 3D on our current TVs, other than manufacturers trying to bilk people with added cost. If I have to have a special TV, then I damn well better not have to wear special glasses to watch it. Otherwise, come back and try again.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:08:23 PM
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Thank God my HDTV is 3D ready.

Bring on the 3D goodness Sony.

I am ready!!

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Zapix
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:13:33 PM
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3D Ready HDTVs are nothing new, it's just everyone (Sony, LG, Toshiba, etc) are not all jumping on the bandwagon that Mitsubishi and Samsung have already been riding, and Mitsubishi has been running the whole show since 2007. My 73" Mitsubishi I purchased in Sept/Oct 07 is very much 3D ready, and it costed me far less than the 60" NX800 that Sony is selling. So bring it on! Been waiting to put my TV to full use.

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:21:13 PM

What is new is the 3D HDTV signaling standard that the BluRay folks have agreed. Many of the 3D ready TVs already sold use a custom signaling standard and will require a device to convert whatever 3D input there is to the native standard used by the TV.

TVs like the JVC GD-463D10 use the polarization method and glasses, but unless they support the new 3D video standard, a conversion will have to be performed to allow them to display the 3D content.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:22:42 PM
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Hey Highlander,
Just curious here, but would you know if those Mitsubishi's big screen "3D ready" HDTV's are using the active shutter, or that better polarization technology ????

I've been seeing Best Buy hyping them up in the Magnolia home theater section of their circulars for the last few months, but it doesn't say which tech they're using for 3D.

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:29:06 PM

I honestly don't know.

Have a look at 3dmovielist - dot - com. They have a page 3dhdtvs - dot - html that lists a lot of the 3D ready TVs already on the market. You may be able to find the specific model there, and they indicate which technology is used.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 7:38:23 PM

I don't know which tech that Mitsubishi uses but they've already announced a new adapter for their present legacy screens that will work with the new standard. What this means is that if you already have a tv that's capable of 3D, now you will be able to get the adapter that works with the new stardard that was just recently agreed to.

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K ASH
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:53:08 PM
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From what I have read is that any monitor or tv that runs a frequency of 100mhz or more can run can do 3d. I have an Akai tv which run @ 120mhz
I wonder if it can run 3d. Oh forgot that sony & nvidia are pushing active shutter glasses that reqiure some sort of transmitter.

Quick question, does anybody have a Phillips ambilight tv? if you do does it work with games?

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I C E_COLD
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 2:35:26 PM
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In need for an update of my 3 year old Sony Bravia HD1080i, I could just imagine playing Killzone 2 in 3D or uncharted 2 the future seems very promising,Sony changed the way I watch movies at home And there doing it again.

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K ASH
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 3:05:45 PM
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Just came across this.
Toshiba is going to have tv's running the cell processor used on the PS3 to convert 2d movies to 3d in realtime.
For more follow the link
http://www.smarthouse.com.au/TVs_And_Large_Display/3D_TV/U2K7B4D6

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tes37
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 6:12:02 PM

That article will make you appreciate what's under the hood of the ps3.

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 10:15:17 PM

Interesting article, but I would love to ask Toshiba a couple of questions.

Um...how are you going to convert a 2D presentation into 3D? Without images from two points of view there isn't sufficient information to infer very much 3D. I'm very skeptical of that. Toshiba has an itch that they still want to scratch about using video processing to 'upgrade' a video image in some form. They first of all tried to claim that upscaled DVD was the same as BluRay - in short, it's not. Now they want to have us believe that expanded (or whatever they call their process) 2D is somehow 3D?

A 480hz screen that feeds two 240Hz image streams one to each eye? OK....but that still doesn't answer how they think they're gonna somehow manufacture the image data needed for stereoscopic 3D. Gizmodo has an image of the TV that shows a night time skyline shot from the air. I bet it's a slow panning shot too. If you're panning right then the take a pair of adjacent frames, the first frame becomes the left eye's image and then the second becomes the right eye's frame. With a little bit of processing and in-betweening you could manufacture a slightly delayed video feed for the left eye when tracking to the right, or vice verse when tracking left. That will work OK for a night time skyline because the points of reference are contrasting against the background, and a fly-by is a slow pass, so the illusion of 3D could be maintained, but try a fast action shot in daylight and I think you'll see that all is not quite so well.

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Break_The_Mould
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 3:58:35 PM

@ Highlander
I believe they're going to convert to 3d using live tracking of motion points in the video. For example someone walking on the street- the speed at which he moves compared to the background gives away the depth (like when you're in a vehicle and closer things move faster than further things, e.g. luscious glowing hills of Pandora). I believe they'll accomplish this by having the cell processor be working on video perhaps 5-10 minutes ahead of what you're watching, converting to 3D as it goes. Similar tech is used where an aerial camera-drone films terrain and then that data is turned into a highly accurate 3D representation. The tech sounds crazy, but these are crazy times we live in, and you know that better than most :)

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Highlander
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 10:55:11 PM

Indeed, my puzzlement about the method they use to infer the second viewpoint is that even looking ahead in the video stream and showing a time delayed 3D interpretation of the original 2D, How will they cope with standard movies, games and TV. For the tech to work well, assuming it works anything like the way we're presuming, it needs nice steady camera movement and a decent number of frames with the same reference points in order to work. A camera bouncing all over the place, or panning in curves or fast cuts from scene to scene, or angle to angle, will likely make this very difficult, and possibly quite hit and miss. It will work well in the demos because you can use those slow panning shots of close-ups or landscapes with lots of objects at different distances that will show out in 3D. So no doubt it will be impressive, but feed it a random DVD, BluRay, game or TV show and I wonder how well it will do.

As you say though, we live in interesting times technologically speaking. I hope that this is more effective than the upscaling technology Toshiba touted over BluRay when HD-DVD fell apart though.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 4:14:10 PM
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@Kash,
Very interesting article, Thanks.

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Karosso
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 6:35:31 PM
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After having retinal detachment on my right eye last year, I have been afraid to try and watch a 3D movie :(
Don't think its gonna work for me, my eye sight on the right is really messed up and I don't think its gonna be enough to generate the 3D effects.

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Macavity
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 6:53:59 PM
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I have a strong feeling that this stereoscopic TV craze will fizzle out in a year or two. We don't have true 3D TV until the scientists invented a holographic projector (star trek style).

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 8:52:45 PM

I predict it will make people sick. When you watch for small chucks of time at demos, that is one thing. If you watch it for several hours a night, well, that is something else entirely.

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___________
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:22:46 PM

some people do get sick from watching 3D, most of the time its people who get motion sickness.
funny enough i always get motion sickness hence i can not read a book, watch a movie or play my PSP in the car, unless i want to redecorate the interior.
and i can watch 3D movies absolutely no problem, ive been to the Imax like 15 times for say 2 hours a time and have had no symptoms.
luckily, id be pissed if i could not enjoy 3D because of that.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 7:29:25 PM
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Sony probably bumped up their release dates because Samsung announced at CES that they will have their monitors available this summer. I have the ability to add 3D to one of my televisions but haven't purchased the box yet.

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Club80
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 8:21:52 PM
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I'll cave when Vizio makes an affordable one. :-P

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Cholo Gamer
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 8:36:16 PM
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Wish I could afford one :(,well atleast my pic is keeping me happy!

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dveisalive
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 9:03:57 PM
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Why waste money in another TV, when you can buy more PS3 games WTF! Anyways I got a 3D ready 60'120HZ 1080p Mitsubishi TV!

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 10:41:29 PM
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3D TV is the work of the evil one, I have proof!

Why, I was walking peacefully past my local moving picture emporium, when I spotted a local urchin emerging from the palace of illusion with his Mummy and Daddy. The poor waif had a sickly pale pallor, and appeared to be twitching slightly. I happened to over hear their discussion and the child was discussing something called Avatar, apparently it's some kind of moving picture entertainment in three Dimensions.

Now, friends, I know what you're thinking. Surely everyone knows that moving pictures are two dimensional. We all know that the screen is flat. Three dimensions? Wouldn't everyone just fall off the edge.

Well, I wouldn't have mentioned this to you heavenly people, except for an article I spied recently discussing something called a PS3. Apparently it too is capable of creating images that are in the third dimension. Then I realized that this PS3 device is a video game machine. As most of you know, video games are the work of Satan, and this PS3 thing is black. Coincidence? I think not.

This diabolically dark device is bringing the satanic third dimension into our own homes. Our own homes!

The poor child I witnessed escaping the foul 3D presentation looked as though he'd bee drained of his life force by some awful creature. We should let this be a lesson to us all my friends. The heathen are on the move again. They are bringing this filthy, devil spawned technology into our homes and moving picture emporiums. Do they not know that it is written "The righteous shall consume images in 2D while the unrighteous dance in the third dimension with the foul one."?

We must to something to stop the spread of this evil seed. We cannot allow this threat to our society, our faith and our economy to succeed. Take action my friends, boycott these 3D things and buy your moving pictures on video tape, as the good Lord intended.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:19:32 PM

LMAO!
nice.
the kid was probably sick because of motion sickness, some people get that from 3D movies.
i wanted to watch the avatar in 3D with a friend 2 weeks ago but couldnt because he gets sick watching 3D so he went to normal and i wanted to go to 3D so i waited.
you cant watch the avatar in 2D, thats a law now you MUST watch it in 3D.
watching it in 2D incurs a 2000 dollar fine and 4 years in a minimum security prison.

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Club80
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 10:52:14 AM

That's odd that it would have such an effect on anyone. The only "3D" in the movie was particle effects, and they were hardly noticeable after a while.

Your post was entertaining though, Highlander. :-/

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Highlander
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 11:22:07 AM

@club80

Um....?????

Can you not smell parody and sarcasm in my post?

Really?

Did I need to add emoticons? I thought it was pretty clear I was writing a parody of the Orange County "church lady" and her rant about video games being the work of the Devil...

Ah well, I guess I did too good a job.

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Club80
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:04:17 PM

@Highlander

I didn't read about the church lady incident, so I guess it did go over my head just a bit. But no need to get defensive...and an extra no-need to start a forum discussion just because someone didn't get your reference.

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Highlander
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:24:36 PM

Club80,
Even without the other article as a reference, I still felt that my post was clearly a parody of a certain puritanical type of reaction that is unfortunately all to common among super-conservative parents in the western world.

As for getting defensive, it seems to me that we're finding that in equal measure today...

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Alienange
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 3:13:48 PM

@ Club80 - Don't join the "Can't take a joke club" that's floating around here. We have enough of those people as it is.

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 4:11:55 PM

LOL Highlander,

Sounds like you're just trying to get yourself a hot prom date with Miss Ole Frumpy

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:15:16 PM
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I'm not going to be playing the equivalent of pop-up-books am I?

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Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:16:17 PM
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FIFA 2010 WORLD CUP TO BE BROADCAST IN 3D!!!!!
ooooooooooo yea! that one im excited about.
anyway they said that IF you have a sony bravia 120 Hz or above you can already watch content in 3D, so i wont need to upgrade after all.
THANK GOD!
that just made my decision allot easier, ive been having hell deciding between the panasonic KURO or the sony Z5500.
but the panasonic only goes to 100Hz so if i choose that i can kiss 3D goodbye, because the Z series does a massive 200 Hz.
not to mention the Z series is 5K cheaper.
picture quality is crap in comparison, but 3D!!!
come on who can resist watching the 2010 world cup in 3D?
now i can watch Italy win the world cup again in my living room. literally.

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Karosso
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 7:15:51 AM

Damn you! Now I really feel like I need to buy a new TV :)
Watching Brazil playing and see the players running inside my living room would be too cool.
Rumo ao Hexa Brasil!!

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___________
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 7:28:36 AM

LMAO!
yeah, i know.
thats why im trying to figure out if thats true, i remember reading a article saying that 200Hz TVs will be 3D compatible but every other source i check does not mention it.
i dont want to go and buy the Z series thinking it will support 3D when it wont.

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dante_zero
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 2:08:26 AM
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does anyone know if the women soccer world cup is going to be in 3D cause damn that would be a reason to invest in a 3D tv.

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FoxRacing916
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 5:29:19 PM
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not gonna lie, but I would feel so stupid with glasses on in my room looking at my tv lol.. just saying..

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THE NTMIDTR
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 5:48:12 PM
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I finally got an 42" LG HDTV a year ago... spent around $1100... 2 $100 each HDMI's (Best Buy guy convinced me I needed them for 120Hz) & a used Rent-a-Center stand for $100(wanted an open style and nobody had them) Bottom line, I love my TV... too much to replace it already.

I don't see myself going for a 3D one soon unless my finances improve. Anyway, if they were smart and wanted to push this tech they wouldn't add too much to the price. Why does this feature have to cost a lot? Isn't it as simple as a different type of _____ (whatever is in them in the first place)?

Hardware or software... It shouldn't be THAT much of an addition to the price, except that early adopters will pay the premium to prove to the manufacturers people want it... besides they'll make money on the back end selling those glasses to families won't they. Then everyone will be making the glasses! You'll be able to get them in Wayfarer style, aviator style, Lennon style, Terminator style, glow in the dark and anything else somebody can think up! LOL

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nath08
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:19:40 PM
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i think... no, i KNOW they will be extremely expensive and ridiculously over priced. no doubt about that.

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